We would float bulk tenders for four to five units of 800-mw units before March 2010," CMD NTPC R S Sharma said. NTPC recently floated tenders inviting bids for 11 units of 660 mw.
The units, for which the power producer invited bids, include nine units of NTPC and two units of Damodar Valley Corporation. The 11 units are to be used in five power projects in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.
The company invited separate international competitive bids for boiler and steam turbine generator (STG) sets. So far, five companiesBhel, L&T-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) combine, Alstom-Bharat Forge, Toshiba-JSW and Italian company Ansaldo Caldie have expressed their interest in participating in the bulk tendering for supercritical equipment.